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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH 1 _ ®)c Star-Independent. '.XXXVIII- NO. 57 16 PAGES Da, is.u, c r e St lIARRISBURG. PA. SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 8, 1919. .V S HABmsu C H" KSS 6 WcS 3 HOME EDITION 28TH DIVISION LOST 14,417 MEN IN WAR'S BATTLES !•• >n Division Leads Guard and National Army in Overseas Losses 1 ,'500,000 YANKS IN FIGHTS Total Casualties, According to Revised Reports, Reach 240,197 Soldiers RAINBOW HEROES 12,252 Figures Show 1,361,528 Dis charged From Service to Date, March Says 71 y Associated, Press WiLshinston, March B.—American troops actually participated in en gagements against the enemy num bered 1,390,000 men. General March announced the figures to-day, show ing that 1,100,000 comprised divis ional troops and divisional replace ments; 240,000 corps and army troops, and 50,000 service or supply troops. Total Casualties 210,1117 Battle casualties of the American army in France as shown by revised divisional records announced to-day by General March, lotaled 240,197. These included killed In action, wounded, missing in action, and prisoners. There probably will bo some slight further revision as final reports are received. The Second Regular Division showed the greatest losses in the revised list vith 24,429. The First Division came next with 23,973. The 2Sth (Pennsylvania), led National Guard and National Army divisions, being fourth in the list with 14,417. The 32nd (Michigan and Wisconsin) was liftli with 14,268. Rainbow's IJOSS, 12,252 In the new list the 42nd Division ( Rainbow) reported a total of battle casualties of 12,252, the 77th (New York Metropolitan National Army), 9,423; the 2fith (New England), 8,- 955; the 17th (New York), 7,940; the 30th (Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina), 6.593. Demobilisation reports made pub lic to-day by General March show ed 1,361,528 officers and men dis charged to date, while the number ordered released reached 1,- 613,500. 352,831 Yanks llo'hv* l*p to March 3, departures of sol diers from France numbered 419,555, Of whom 354,824 bad landed in the United States up to yesterday. Hospital records from the ex peditionary forces, General March said, showed 81,231 patients on Feb ruary 20, a reduction from 112,217 when the- armistice was signed. A reduction in the number of demobilised camps from thirty-three ' to twenty-three was announced to- I day, the purpose being to enable the j War Department to release thou-1 sands of men who, under the original i plan, would have been held at the j ten national camps as demobiliza tion personnel. To Abandon 13 Camps Thirteen of the original thirty-1 three camps designated as demobili- I zation centers will be abandoned, j Three new camps, Fort Bliss, Ogle thorpe and D. A. Russell, have been added, bringing the total to twenty three. Army to Be 509,90!) General March announced to-day that the army would not be reduced under any circumstances below the figure mentioned in the reorganiza tion bill which failed in Congress, a total of 509,909 officers and men. He said this total would be main tained until some law was passed providing for a permanent force which would "permit the military necessities of the United States to be handled." The statement was made in con nection with tlie information that General Pershing had been author ized to resume enlistments for the Regular Army. Men now overseas vbo desire to enlist in the regular establishment, General March said, will be accepted and assigned to regular organizations in the Army : of Occupation, releasing other men to be discharged. Tile 79(1i Division The battle casualties figures now announced include In the totals wounded, which were not included in the tables of major casualties re cently made public by the War De partment. In the list of divisional totals the 29th (Now Jersey, Dela ware, Virginia, Maryland, District of f'oljimbia), stands nineteenth with 5,972; the 80th (Virginia, West Vir ginia, Western Pennsylvania) is twenty-first with 6,l33;'and the 79th • Pennsylvania, Eastern Maryland District of Columbia), is twenty third, with 3,223. HIT BV DItAFT OF CAIIS William Sliarr, aged 34, 412 Ham ilton street, sustained injuries to bis left arm in the Marysville yards ves terday when a draft of cars which he had uncoupled Jolted back into place, rrusliing the arm. It was necessary to amputate it at the hos pital to-day. THE WEATHER For Ilnrrlshurg and vicinityi Itnfn into to-night and on Sundnyj slightly warmer to-night, with lowest temperature nhout 31 de _ green. For Eastern Pennsylvania! Ituln In south, rain or snow In north portion late to-night nnd on Sunday! somewhat warmer In north and west portions to night! Increasing northeast and rust winds, lllver The Susriurliiiiiiiii river nnd nil lis branches will prohuhly full slowly or remain nearly sta tionary to-night. All streams or the system are likely lo rise, beginning Sunday, as u result or n general rain. A sluge of about •"•<1 reet Is Indicated for llurrlshurg Sunday morning. Probably Ireland Wants to Be "Recognized" Before It's Too Late j LIEUTENANT BOAS DECORATED WITH U. S. WAR CROSS jHarrisburg Officer Cited For Extraordinary Heroism in Three-Day Battle Official announcement was made ! to-day by the commander-in-chief ; of the American army in the name I of the President of the United States | that the Distinguished Service Cross j has been awarded to First l.ieutcn ; ant Ross If. Boas, son of C. Ross I Boas, 115 State street, prominent i jeweler. | It appears that Lieutenant Boas ! commanded two platoons of Yankee i engineers as infantry in the middle j of July when the German drive was I sweeping everything before it. For ! three days the Harrisburg officer, ' although wounded, directed the de- I fense of the brigade's flank and held 1 his line even after two-thirds of his | men had been lost in the terrible I machine gun and artillery fire. I Lieutenant Boas was trained at 1 one of the iirst officers camps and got to France in 1917 with an engi i neering unit. He is widely known in i the city. The commander-in-chief's i citation of the Harrisburg officer follows: ' "First Lieutenant Ross H. Boas, First Engineers. For extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, ! France, July 19, 1918. After being ' wounded Lieutenant Boas continued I to lead two platoons of engineers, I acting as infantry in the protection of the flank of the brigade, for three ! days, exposed to terrific machine gun and artillery fire throughout the attack, during which time more than two-thirds or his detachment were lost." Commerce Body Endorses Coming Automobile Show The board of directors of the Har risburg Chamber of Comerce lias given its unqualified approval of the Harrisburg auto show to be held in Harrisburg, March 15 to 26. The directors went on record as of the opinion that the enterprise is deserv ing of the support of every citlzon of the community. The directors feci that the auto mobile business has developed to such an extent in Harrisburg that the show will serve a timely purpose in giving local citizens a chance to inform themselves on the extent or the business here. BRITISH CONTROL CASPIAN SEA j lly Associated Press l*ondou, March B.—Naval forces' under British command now domi nate. the situation in the Caspian sea, according to official Information secured by Reuters Limited. DR. R. McHURSH NEW ASSISTANT HEALTH OFFICER COUNTY ENGAGES COUNSEL TO AID IN COAL CASES Solicitor Moyer lo Be Aided in Fighting Appeal by Experi enced Scranton Attorney County Commissioners conferred to-duy with 11. C. Reynolds, an at torney from Scranton, whom they may decide t.o retain to assist Coun ty Solicitor Philip S. Moyer, in the light to increase the coal land as sessments in this county to $117,-" 000,000. Mr. Reynolds, In 1916, was se cured by Lackawanna county to as sist the County Solicitor in an as sessment fight there with the result that the coal land valuations were boosted from $10,500 too $24,000 an acre. A decision will be reached early next week by the commission ers on the employment of Mr. Reyn olds. Edward Mlnnich, assessor in Wiconisco township, was authorized yesterday to make accessary changes In the size of plots held by the coal company in that district. The commissioners now will have the new valuations of the coal lands as furnished by T. Ellsworth Davles entered and notices will then be sent to the two coal companies. ARMY OFFICER IS NAMED FOR HEALTH POST Former Soldier Succeeds Dr. Ritzinan, Who Retires lo Private Practice Appointment of Dr. Robert McG. Hursh, 2.14 State street, as assistant city health officer, to succeed Dr. A. Z. Ritzman, resigned, will be sub mitted to City Council for confirma tion probably at the regular meeting on Tuesday. Members of the City Health Bureau received his applica [Continued on Page 2.] FOUR BOYS AND A GIRL CHARGED WITHROBBERY Police Say 22 Dozen Eggs Were Recovered From Their Homes Four boys whoso ages range be tween 14 and 19 years, and one 14- ycar-old girl, were arraigned in po live court to-day on the charge of breaking into the grocery store of M. B. Gross, Seventh and Sayford streets, last night and stealing 22 dozen of eggs. Fifteen dozen were recovered. According to the police, three of tho boys are juvenile?;. They are James Jackson, Hickory street; Charles Brunner and Walter Stlnney, Monroe street. Kdward Brown, aged 19, the fourth boy, lives in Fulton street. The girl, Isabell Bank, lives at 1406 Current street, according to tlie police. They were arrested this morning, and the eggs were recovered at their homes, police say. It is said that they broke a window of the store. MISS MARGUERITE CLARK IS AT THE PENN-HARRIS But So Is George Washington, Maude Adduius, Virginia ' Pearson and Many Other Noted Celebrities Miss Marguerite Clark is now at the cashier's desk in the Penn-Harris hotel. Among other celebrated names on tbe payroll of the new million dol lar hostelry aro those of Alaudo Addams, George Washington, Vir GREAT STORAGE HOUSE IS PLAN OF ICE MAKERS Building to Hold 6,000 Tons! Started Yesterday by the United Company THE NATURAL CROP FAILS | City Not to Suffer During the Coming Summer; Plenty to Be Made AMMONIA SUPPLY AMPLE: In Months of April, May and! June Heated Season Sup- : ply Will Be Made The constructon of a huge ice i house with a 6,000-ton capacity, in I which to store artificial ice to fur- j nish Harrisburg's needs during the ; coming summer, was started by the j United Tee and Coal Company yes- ■ terday, according to the announce- ! ment of Harvey E, DeWalt, general j manager, to-day. To Hurry Construction The construction of the building I will be hurried so that artificial ice 1 can be stored here in abundance ! when warm weather sets in. In- i eluded among other arrangements made by the company to prevent an ice famine during the coming sum mer are contracts with Reading, Chambersburg and Hagerstown ice plants to turn out their products as fast as possible I'or local consump tion. The United lee and Coal j Company will buy and store the ice thus manufactured in huge quail- j tities. In addition, the ice plants of the | United Ice and Coal Company, at I Hebanon and in this city will be I working to their full capacity in ' anticipation of the warm months to j come. No Natural Supply The natural ice crop was a com- J plete failure. Praeticully none was i harvested by the local company, while Mr. DeWalt predicted that it, t would be impossible to buy a pound ' of natural ice from outside points, i as all over the country the natural i ice supply failed. Nobody will suffer because of the lack of natural ice, Mr. DeWalt said. The artificial ice to be made and stored by bis company will suppli ng loenl needs, ~h waki. Joe manu factured by the contracting ice plants and by the company's plants, will be stored during April, May and .lune, to supply the July, August and September demands. The supply of ammonia, fortunate ly, is not limited this year as it was last, and the artificial plants are not handicapped to that extent in turning out their products. Rain Is to Usher in Week; | Temperature Near Normal 7?iy Associated Press Washington, March B. Weather I predictions for the week beginning Monday issued by the Weather Bu reau to-day are: North and Middle Atlantic States; Rain, followed by clearing Monday, will be followed by fair until Thurs day or Friday when rains are prob able. Temperature average near normal, Spartacans Prisoners to Get Death Sentence l.ondon, March B.—A great num ber of Spartacans were taken pris oners in tlie fighting in the.center of Berlin yesterday and will bo sen tenced (o death, according to an Ex change Telegraph dispatch from ('openhagen. POLICE RECOVER $49,000 STOLEN BY FIVE YOUTHS Bug Containing the Securities Found in Subway Station; Bonds in Paint Shop New York, March B.—Five youths, ranging in ago from sixteen to twenty, are under arrest to-day charged with assault and robbery following the daring holdup yes terday in the financial district of Milton Strohm. a broker's messen ger, of Liberty Bonds and other securities valued at $61,000. The prisoners, three of whom are broth ers and all messengers for brokerage houses, the police say, were asso ciated in the robbery. Strohm was struck on the head and badly in jured. Following the arrests the police found the hag- containing tho se curities in a subway station, and the $4 9,000 worth of Liberty Bonds, they say. were found under the Hour of a paint shop owned by Edward Andreas' father. glnla Pearson, Amiie Hart, (who may be a relative or William 6.), Those were some of the names a Telegraph reporter found on the list of employes of the hotel this morn ing. There now are more than 2UO employes on the pay i oil. Men Who Will Direct Great Park Improvements ARNOLD W. B RUN NEK, FAMOUS EXPERTS TO TELE OF PARK PLANS Arnold W. Brunner and J.E. Greiner, of Nation-Wide Repu tation, Will Give Public Detailed Description of How Great Project AVill Improve the City j A large number of reservations al | ready have been made by members | of the liarrisburg Chamber of Com -1 merce who are desirous of hearing I Arnold W. Brunner and J. E. Grei ner, designers of Harrisburg's pro- I posed Capitol Park improvements, i outline their plans at the luncheon j meeting of the Chamber in the ! Penn-Harris Hotel Tuesday at noon. I As this will lie the first occasion ion which the two architects have ) made public explanations of the pro i Ject, the meeting will be one of the j most important of the year for the Chamber members. Both men will illustrate their addresses with maps unit specifications. Dr. Greiner is a bridge engineer of wide experience. His record in cludes five years as bridge drafts man at the Edgerrjoor and Keystone Bridge Works; two years as inspec tor of bridges in shops and mills and fields; seven years as design ng bridge engineer for the pViiladelphia Bridge Works and Baltimore and Ohio Railroad: fourteen years as en -1 I gineer of bridges and buildings and assistant chief engineer, Baltimore I and Ohio railroad, and eleven years | as a consulting engineer, j Among his most important accom ] plishmonts were the bridge crossing j the Ohio river at Parkersburg, 4,235 [ feet long; the bridge across the Ohio | river at Benwood, 4,385 feet long; i the bridge .across the Susquehanna . i at Havre de Grace, 6,108 feet long; , j anil the bridge across the Potomac ' | river at Harper's Ferry, 882 feet ! long. These were built while ho was designing engineer, engineer of i bridges and buildings, and assistant ' I chief engineer of the Baltimore and I Ohio railroad. ', ! Since engaging in private prac- I tice as an independent consulting I bridge engineer in 1908, he has been j retained us consulting engineer in | the construction of important | bridges for the following corpora !! tions: ' i Kentucky and Indiana Terminal I Railroad Company; Norfolk and ! Southern Railroad Company; Erie I Railroad Company; Carolina, Clinchlleid and Ohio Railroad Com pany; Peoria and Pekin Union Rail road Company, Chicago and Oak Park Elevated Railroad Company; R. C. HALDEMAN TO BE HEAD OF CITY MOTOR CLUB State Highway Commissioner Sadler Elected an Honorary Member of Organization Richard C. Haldeman was last evening nominated to servo as presi dent of the Marrisbnrg Motor Club j at the regular meeting of the ooa.td jof governois of the organization ;n j t lie club rooms. Other officers nom inated were: | First vice-president, 11. IT. Ilefkin; I second vice-president. L. Ir. Lamb; | third vice-president, John 11. Shopp; | board of governors to serve three years, Frank B. Wickersham, E. G. lrvin, Robert L. Myers: board of gov erns to serve unexpired term, It. Clay Ryan. Lewis, S. Sadler, State Highway Commissioner, was elected an hon orary member of the organization 111 appreciation of the. work lie had ! dono to improve the highways of the j State. I Officers for the year ui he clecied at the annual meeU.ig which wni be I held on Thursday, Apiil 17. Mem bers of the organization can muke nominations in addition to those made by the board or governors, it has been announced. Letters wore reuu from several supervisors in Cumberland county who have signified their intention lo make repairs on t-oadn in their town ships. This matter was luken up at. a meeting held n month ago and will be fo'lowed up until the roads com plained of urc pill in better condi tion. s wVL . iniitar"'- lis .1. K. GREINEK Bake Superior and Tshpeming Rail road Company; Richmond, Freder icksburg and Potomac Railroad Company; City of Baltimore, Md.; Wilmington, Del:; Norfolk, Conn.; State of Pennsylvania; Maryland State Road Commission; Tennessee River Bridge Commission, Norfolk- Berkley Bridge Corporation; Strut ford Bridge Commission. He is a full member of the Amer ican Society of Civil Engineers, serv ing as a director for throe years; American Institute of Consulting Engineers, of which be was a mem ber of the board of governors for [Continued on Page 2.] ! § f I FRANCIS TELLS OF RUSSIAN SITI X 1t !? I *T* *£' [• T *s* "t!* 'X <| ,*jj y X *'* x I X * x T X : f i j!! •I 1! 7 L ! 7 'rf, . 4 arc divided into two classes, those arising from übma- X X • i ■- 1 !jw 7 e'Ui'iiiThe State Department for .• .• X 7 X | l oon PROBI 'm c v ••; \r - 4 ®?* *3L tfyt n If yrangir X *s j T-armi.-.tn •..* ;.i"dge to Germany. J X -3 X ROBBERS GET ROM DYE X X J & T t •f* 4 £ 'fjj 4 w *5 Valentine Dye Company and robbed them of 4 t made their escape in an automobile. ,t; t £ V EGOS, 38 CENTS; BUI TER, (.0 I f Hairieburg—Eggs continued the down" J? city markets to-day, being quoted at 3& cents. Butter # 'f J mZ* " ■■ .j, t MARRIAGE LICENSES i 'Rassr?! ssz 1 - . ..I.!!- ?!' "I*' '" , y HrrU.bui*i Ulrn n. X t\ "h'Mhfrd, l,cWoni < hlirlvn K. Tolbrrt and *f® v N - ,Bri " d o,,v< - ■ Knu " X ®444444444444444444444444444*4ai BERLIN'S LABOR FEDERATION HAS SETTLED STRIKE New Constitution Is to Recog nize Soldiers and Work men's Councils RADICAL STEP IS TAKEN A Movement (living Toilers Fundamental Basis Not Favored by Entente BACK TO TASKS TO DAN Heretofore Rejected, Authori ties at Last Yield to Demand Berlin, March 8. —The genera) strike in Berlin was to be called off last night. The labor federa tion at a meeting early last evening recommended that the workmen return to work to-day. The terms laid before the strikers yesterday afternoon are said to pro vide for the recognition of tlie Sol diers' and Workmen's Councils by the new constitution. This is looked upon as a most radical step. It has been urged heretofore, but has been rejected. The Entente Allies do not favor it. I/Ondon, March B.—Describing the fighting in llerlin on Thursday night, a dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company from Copen hagen says that during the whole night there were heavy detonations of cannon and explosions in the dis trict where fighting was taking I place. Flame throwers and trench weap j ons of all kinds were employed in I the struggle, which was particularly violent around the police headquar ters, which the Spartacans made desperate efforts to capture. Date in the evening government troops under General von Luettwitz. reported to number 50,000, entered Heriin and surrounded a great part of the center of the city, it is said.